Shares of Sempra /zigman2/quotes/206074517/composite SRE +1.11% advanced 1.42% to $131.28 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Sempra closed $13.65 below its 52-week high ($144.93), which the company achieved on June 15th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE -0.67% rose 2.30% to $83.92, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +1.67% rose 1.82% to $76.59, and PG&E Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202583141/composite PCG -1.58% rose 2.95% to $11.51. Trading volume (980,664) remained 293,072 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.